Dipping the strawberries in something not overly sweet (don't want to mask the strawberry flavor) sounded like the perfect idea. Then I remembered something my Grandma used to make that is super simple. . .almost puts itself together. . .a Rebecca Sauce. This dipping sauce originated from the Galt House Hotel for Derby Day in Louisville, Kentucky. Rebecca sauce completely replaces what strawberries -n-cream used to be~!
Strawberries in Rebecca Sauce
2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1 T. pure vanilla extract
1 T. dark rum or bourbon
Whole strawberries, stem on ~ if you can find them =)
Directions:Combine all ingredients, except the strawberries, with a fork and stir until completely smooth. Chill before serving. Use for dipping with whole strawberries.
Note: You can also slice the strawberries, place them in the bottom of dessert goblets or bowls, and top with Rebecca sauce. Chill well before serving. Garnish each with a whole strawberry, and because this is a spring dish, a sprig of mint.